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1 hour ago, Bedrock Bob said:

It got so hot streaking through the atmosphere that it turned to coal. If you took it back into space and let it fall again it would be a diamond.

Tell the whole story bro.. Only the trailing half will be diamond; the facing half will be coke, possibly edged with charcoal..

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Most of the craters on beaches are caused by objects falling from space. I once found an astronaut in a crater at Santa Monica beach who fell to Earth after his tether broke while doing EVA on the International Space Station . Fortunately, he was alright.

 Image result for buried in sand at the beach

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1 hour ago, Terry Soloman said:

Anyone ever fired a large caliber bullet into sand? A meteorite hitting the sand at 200mph would not leave a 3'-4' crater. Would it?:stupidrb:

Carbonaceous chondrites are much lighter then the other types of meteorites so they wouldn't have as much energy behind them. That crater doesn't look like it's man-made either.

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2 hours ago, Terry Soloman said:

Anyone ever fired a large caliber bullet into sand? A meteorite hitting the sand at 200mph would not leave a 3'-4' crater. Would it?:stupidrb:

Correct. The object would leave no crater at all. Only an imprint in the sand roughly equivalent of a hailstone of that size.

A crater is not caused by an impactor. It is caused by the pressure wave in front of it. An object of that size would not leave a crater unless it exploded on impact.

We could very well have the first exploding anthracite meteorite here.

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There is no connection to the seven state fireball event seen in New Jersey and this sandpit.  That bollide began just south of the State of New Jersey just off the coast of Maryland heading nearly due south and terminated further over the ocean off of the Virginia coast.  Finding a worn down sandpit dug the day before above the tide line with somebody's cool rock find in it is hardly worth reporting. See: https://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/event/2019/31 

Of course, if there were an astronaut in it, then it is a different story.

billpeters

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